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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a Sunday news brief, a man killed in a bar fight was misidentified. He was Daniel Correa, 28, of Woodland Hills.last_img

Ex-England captain Terry retires from football

first_imgNow the Birmingham club reportedly want him to join their coaching staff as part of a new-look set-up, with Thierry Henry in the running to take over as manager at Villa Park after Steve Bruce was sacked earlier this week.“After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing,” Terry said in a message posted on his Instagram account.Terry, capped 78 times by England, recently rejected a chance to play for Spartak Moscow, saying a move to Russia was not right for his family.His last game as a professional was Villa’s 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat by Fulham in May — a loss that denied Villa a return to the Premier League.But his club career will be best remembered for his time at Chelsea where he won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, as well as the Champions League and Europa League, although he did not play in the two European finals.– ‘Best decision’ –“As a 14-year-old, I made my best and biggest decision: to sign for Chelsea Football Club,” added Terry, who also thanked his family for their support.“Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans…I hope I have done you all proud wearing the shirt and the armband.”John Terry in action for Chelsea, the club he represented for most of his career © AFP / OLLY GREENWOODHe also referenced his time at Villa by saying: “It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans.“I look forward to the next chapter in my life and the challenges ahead.”Terry made 717 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 67 goals, and was widely regarded as one of the best English centre-halves of his generation.But in 2011 he was accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, the brother of Terry’s England central defensive partner Rio Ferdinand, during a west London derby against Queens Park Rangers.Terry was absolved of criminal charges during a 2012 court case.But the Football Association, who had stripped Terry of the England captaincy while they waited for the case to be resolved, subsequently imposed a four-game ban and fine on the defender.The decision by the FA, English football’s governing body, to pursue disciplinary action after the court case led to Terry’s retirement from international football.Meanwhile Terry was widely ridiculed when, after Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the 2012 Champions League final, he appeared in full playing kit for the post-match celebrations despite not taking part in the game because of suspension.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Terry captained Aston Villa last season as they lost to Fulham in the Championship play-off final © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Former England captain John Terry announced his retirement from football on Sunday with the 37-year-old central defender now set to pursue a career in management.Terry, who spent the bulk of his career with Chelsea, captained second-tier Aston Villa last season.last_img read more

Kiraly hosts U.S. Open event

first_imgKiraly said some current and former pros are likely to enter. The open divisions offer $5,000 in prize money each. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Freshly retired from the pro beach volleyball circuit, Karch Kiraly will host the inaugural U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball today through Sunday in Huntington Beach. Kiraly would have entered the tournament, which will be held next to the pier, but he tore a calf muscle in early July on the AVP Tour stop at Seaside Heights, N.J. The marquee divisions of the tournament are the men’s and women’s open divisions for two-person teams, and the coed open for both two- and four-person teams. There are 15 other divisions based on age and skill level. last_img read more

COUNCIL STAFF RECEIVE JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT IRELAND AWARDS

first_imgEight volunteers from Donegal County Council were awarded with the 2016 Junior Achievement Ireland Awards by An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey, in Letterkenny.Donegal County Council have been actively involved in leading out on the Junior Achievement Programme in Donegal since 2003 which sees volunteers from the Council giving 45 minutes of their time each week to deliver a six week course in different primary schools in their areas.There are seven themes in the Junior Achievement programme for children at different stages of their primary school education and the themes include Our City (8 – 9 years), Our Region (9 – 10 years), Our Nation (10 – 11 years) and Our World (11 – 12 years). For instance, the theme Our Nation explores business operations and economic issues in Ireland and sees children role play business ownership, interview for jobs, produce a product using different methods of production, create product advertisements and conduct an annual shareholders meeting.“The programme creates a great interest and awareness in the students about their own environment at school, at home, the area they live in and how development occurs” says Patricia Friel Junior Achievement Co-ordinator in Donegal. “By working with organisations like Donegal County Council we are able to connect local students with local volunteers who in turn share their insights and expertise, linking the classroom and the ‘real world’ to enhance their learning experience. I am very grateful to Donegal County Council for their ongoing support.”Speaking at the award ceremony Cllr Slowey thanked the staff from the Council who volunteered in this year’s programme.“I am delighted to be in a position to thank the Council staff for volunteering their time and effort for this very worthwhile programme. The fact that the Council has been involved in this programme since 2003 speaks for itself. From listening to the staff and indeed to the programme co-ordinator Patricia Friel I can see how this programme creates a great sense of excitement and fun for the children participating. It builds the children’s confidence in having their say and helps them to shape how they think things should be done”.Mary Elliott is one of the Donegal County Council staff members who volunteer on this programme. Mary believes that while every student gets the chance to be involved in different ways it is also a great learning experience for the volunteers.“Students are so positive and have a clear understanding of various aspects of the business world and very often they teach us, as programme deliverers, to have a more socially inclusive approach to their world also!”Certificates are issued to all the students who take part in the programme and the volunteers also receive a certificate of recognition at the end of every year.The Council staff who received certificates of recognition included Bobby Smith, Martin Roarty, Fiona Wasson, Caroline Mc Cleary, Caitlin Uí Chochláin and Mary Elliott.COUNCIL STAFF RECEIVE JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT IRELAND AWARDS was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardscouncildonegallast_img read more

SA wine on world top 100 list

first_imgThe 2007 Hamilton Russel Pinot noir is rated by Wine Spectator as one of the world’s 100 best wines. (Image: Wine.co.za)MEDIA CONTACTS • Talita EngelbrechtHamilton Russell marketing+27 28 312 3595RELATED ARTICLES • SA scoops world wine awards • Wine alliance to challenge EU • SA wine brings comic relief • Wine tasting in the townshipJanine ErasmusHamilton Russell Vineyard’s 2007 Pinot noir has made the Wine Spectator list of the year’s top 100 wines. The list is based on all the wines the New York-based magazine has reviewed over the past 12 months.Thirteen countries were represented on this year’s list, among them the single South African representative.“Bold, aromatic and ripe, but very elegant, with racy acidity providing the ground wire for the rich black cherry, bramble, incense and sweet earth notes, followed by a long, multifaceted finish,” wrote Wine Spectator’s senior editor James Molesworth of the Hamilton Russell Pinot noir.The estate’s owner Anthony Hamilton Russell said: “We were extremely proud of the inclusion this year of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2007 Pinot noir on the 2009 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the year.”He added that the product was one of only seven Pinot noirs in the Top 100.With an alcohol content of 13.6%, the 2007 Pinot noir lay for 10 months in French oak barrels before bottling. Also in 2009 it won a bronze medal at the annual Decanter World Wine Awards.Quality and valueOnly the most exhilarating wines make it to Wine Spectator’s top 100 list, which was first published in 1998 and claims to recognise exceptional producers, focus on successful wine-producing regions, and tap into significant new trends.Wine Spectator reviewed over 17 000 wines during 2009 and of these, more than 3 800 products received outstanding ratings, scoring 90 points or more on the magazine’s 100-point rating scale.The magazine uses the blind-taste technique. Wines are presented in a bag, with only a code for identification. Experienced lead tasters are assigned to a particular region, or beat, so as to continually gain knowledge of the range and quality of their specific region.The 3 800-plus outstanding wines of 2009 were further narrowed down, based on four criteria, namely quality, value, availability and a certain mysterious ingredient that the judges would only describe as “excitement”.The value of the product was determined by its retail price, quality was reflected in its score, and availability was defined by the number of cases produced or imported.With the world tightening its collective belt during the financial crisis of 2009, the judges were very critical of value. Once the list of 100 was finalised, it was found that the average bottle price, at US$40 (R300), was $2 (R15) cheaper than last year.The average score for quality was an impressive 93, the same as the previous three years.Download a copy of the list here (PDF, 293KB).Ideal wine-growing regionHamilton Russell Vineyards, the southernmost wine estate in South Africa and the first to be planted in this area, is located near the sleepy seaside town of Hermanus on the southern Cape coast overlooking Walker Bay.Cooled by the icy Benguela current, the warm summers and mild winters of the Walker Bay region offer an ideal climate for the cultivation of Pinot noirs and Chardonnays. In 1975 former advertising executive Tim Hamilton Russell bought an undeveloped 170ha property just 3km from the Atlantic Ocean, and in the decades since has developed it into one of the country’s most celebrated wineries.Hamilton Russell specialises in Pinot noir and Chardonnay, with 22ha of the former and 30ha of the latter lying in areas that were tested for suitability before planting.The estate is not only making a name for itself as a producer of fine wines, but also as a champion for wildlife conservation and fynbos preservation. In 1994 a 38ha reserve was set aside to safeguard the indigenous Kogelberg Sandstone fynbos. The removal of alien vegetation allowed the reserve to thrive. In total 52ha, including wetland, are under conservation.Anthony Hamilton Russell bought the adjoining Southern Right estate in the early 1990s and continues to donate a portion of that estate’s profits to Southern Right whale conservation. Land from Southern Right has been allocated as a supplement to the Hamilton Russell fynbos reserve.Grapes from BurgundyPinot noir, a red grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera, is the principal black grape in France’s Champagne and Burgundy grape-growing regions, but it is also grown successfully around the world in countries such as South Africa, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, the US, Italy and Canada. It thrives in cooler regions.The grape cluster resembles a pine cone, hence the varietal name, which is derived from the French words for “pine” and “black”.last_img read more

Sourcingmap sourcingmap® 9 : hair bun maker

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-25 14:50:31Reviewed Item sourcingmap® 9.6″ Magic Sponge Bun Maker Curler Hair Ponytail Holder BlackRating 4.3 / 5  stars, based on  16  reviews This is very good piece for women with straight/medium to short hair. The metal inside is strong and it hold the hair well. Unfortunately, for me this did not work because my hair is very long( down to my waist) and curly=too much hair :). Very thin foam around the metal apart from that does the job. sourcingmap® 9.6″ Magic Sponge Bun Maker Curler Hair Ponytail Holder BlackProduct Name : Ponytail Bun Holder;Features : Sponge Coated Flexible Metal WireSize : 24.5 x 4cm / 9.6″ x 1.6″(L * W);Main Color : BlackMaterial : Metal Wire, SpongeWeight : 11gPackage Content : 1 x Ponytail Bun Holder The idea is great but i think my hair is too thin and i find it a bit difficult fiddling with my hair at the back of my head – probably more because of my disabilities rather than there is anything wrong with the product. This product is what it says and it does every thing well. A really useful addition to my hairdressing drawer. This little thing is amazingit is really cheep, and makes an amazing bun. It looks, and works better then those doughnut things. As a student, i don’t have a lot of time -or money- so this is great for meworks best on longer hair, but mine is just over shoulder length and works greati would recommendthank you for the amazing product.sourcingmap® 9.6″ Magic Sponge Bun Maker Curler Hair Ponytail Holder Black : Great if hair not to thick and to long . Should come with instructions bit fiddly. Posted on May 25, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Ponytail HoldersTags Sourcingmaplast_img read more

Wheat and hay help salvage a tough 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseDylan Baer and his father, Dave, plant corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay and sell seed on their Wood County farm. Of all their enterprises, the lackluster wheat and struggling alfalfa hay may still be their best performing acres this year. Many acres of the farm went unplanted this spring due to incessant rains.“We run a high management program for the wheat. In a normal year even 90 bushels is disappointing for us in our high management program. We spend some money on it to try and get as much as we can off of it. You also have to factor in that the corn following a wheat crop is typically better than corn following beans. You really have to take that into consideration when you are figuring out the expenses on wheat. We also double-crop some beans — maybe 40 acres or so — after the wheat,” Baer said. “As a seed dealer we always end up with some bean seed left over. Two years ago we had the best double-crop beans we ever had. One field went 45 and another field went 52. We have also harvested 9 bushels before, but we average 30 or 35 bushels for double-crop beans.”This year the Baers had about 250 acres of wheat and they seriously questioned getting rid of it this spring because of the holes left in the stands from the persistent wet weather.“Last fall we felt pretty good about our wheat. We got it all in during the first week of October. Our goal is to get it in by Oct. 10. If it gets much later than that there is not enough height in the winter and it can be ruined in the spring. Last fall we had a good stand of wheat, but it rained and froze and thawed all winter and we were not left with much this spring. We left ours mainly for the straw and we wanted to do some tile work on one farm,” Baer said. “ Looking at our wheat this spring, we thought where we had a stand it looked pretty good, but there were a lot of holes in it. At this point we are really glad we actually had a crop there.”Also working against the wheat yields this year was the timing of nutrient applications. They use dry urea and ammonium sulfate for some sulfur for a total of 105 pounds of nitrogen per acre on the wheat. It got applied much later than would be preferred this spring with a May 8 application date. That was closely followed with a Prosaro fungicide application.“With our application of Prosaro, we never got docked for any vomitoxin and the test weight was right around 59 to 60. The yield ended up being right about average for us. The wheat all went between 70 and 90 bushels per acre, which wasn’t as good as we are used to from the last few years, but still not bad considering,” Baer said. “The straw is making about a ton per acre and the quality seems pretty good, except for a few weeds here and there from not getting the wheat sprayed last fall or early this spring. We run a John Deere combine with a draper head and after market concaves to try and keep the straw quality and keep it long. People like long straw without a lot of loose chaff in it and that is hard to do with just a rotor combine because it all runs out the back all together. I will run a rotary rake around all the straw to knock some of that chaff out. I can tell a difference doing that.”With better wheat prices looking forward, a high demand for small, square straw bales and the double-crop soybeans, wheat acres may expand on the farm in the future.“The wheat price is looking more appealing and if you factor in the straw and the benefits to the following crop it seems pretty good. Last year I was at $2.50 a bale and I expect that to go up at least 50 cents this year,” Baer said. “Small square bales are becoming a hot commodity because a lot of people aren’t messing with it any more.”The small square straw and hay market are valuable parts of the farm’s crop rotation and vital for Baer to remain on the farm full time.“Hay and straw is my main source of income. I farm with my dad and the crops are his income and baling hay and straw is what I do to support my family. This year I’m hoping to bale everything I can get my hands on. The supply is low and the demand is high,” he said. “I’ve got a New Holland 5070 baler and a John Deere 348 baler. Both are late model, in fact the one is brand new this year. I do run a granular applicator to help with the moisture the hay can pick up in the barn the first couple of weeks, especially if it is high humidity. I drop the bales in the field and run around and pick them up with my New Holland self-propelled stacker. It is late 70s model but it is in my budget and works for me. I get a couple of guys to run the baler, which is not too hard to find someone to do that. It is so tough to find manual labor though, even to load to deliver. I have a telehandler with a grapple that I can load van trailers or flatbeds with.”Like the wheat crop, Baer’s roughly 40 acres of hay was not in great condition coming out of winter.“Our area lost quite a few acres of alfalfa. Some guys jumped the gun and went ahead and killed it off anticipating planting corn or beans into it again. That window came and went, though, so at this stage in the game my alfalfa isn’t looking that bad because at least I have a crop,” Baer said. “I am about the only one around here that didn’t kill some of my hay. Everyone else around here killed at least one if not more of their hay fields. I kept all of my hay because I needed it for my income. Even my low quality bales of hay are going to be worth something just because there is not a lot of hay in the area.”He had high hopes for 20 acres of alfalfa he seeded in late August last summer but the first cutting did not fare so well.“It all worked in nice and it was about knee high heading into winter. But it looked liked early on this spring quite a bit of it was missing and there was some wheat in it from last year and some weeds. I finally got started on the first cutting in late June. But now it is filling in nice and it looks like we might have a nice alfalfa field again,” he said. “The first field I cut this year had been in alfalfa for four years. It had a thin stand this spring and some weeds. Since I mowed it, it has started cleaning up pretty nice. The other fields with the new seedings had a lot of tons but a lot of stuff I didn’t want. Overall though, I usually get about a ton and half per acre for first cutting and I was down to not quite a ton an acre on my first cutting. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has noticed that too.”The late first cutting also could set things back all season.“I need a 3-day window to make hay. I can’t do all 40 acres in one day but I try to split it up into 20 and 20. I mow in the morning. The next day I’ll ted it. On the third day I can usually be raking by 11 and at 3:00 I’ll be baling. I pretty much drop what I’m doing when it’s time to make hay. You can’t let it sit there,” he said. “All spring all I needed was a 3-day window to make hay and it was the end of June before I got that. It was tough.”Along with the persistent rains the last two summers, humidity has been an issue.“The humidity is a real challenge for alfalfa. The bales feel nice in the field and you put them in the barn and come back a couple weeks later and wonder what the white stuff is all over the hay bales,” he said. “One year I lost almost a whole first cutting to that. When I went to move it, there was dust on it and people don’t like that. That was the year I bought the applicator.”Baer is hoping his investment, persistence and effort in the hay will pay off this year.“This year has been one for the record books. I have seen hay bales selling for $8 or $10 a bale that would normally sell for $4 or $5. To me, that is excessive, but if you need hay, you need hay I guess,” he said. “Most of my hay all ends up in eastern Ohio, mainly to horse tracks. I’m hoping second cutting is the quality they need. I also have several people with horses in the area that have bought hay from me for the last several years and I try to take care of them first. I mostly do 100% alfalfa hay. That is what my eastern market wants. I have some straight grass, but I only get one cutting from it. Some people want that because it is a little cheaper.”Despite the many challenges, hay and wheat have been good fit for the Baers on the farm — and maybe the brightest spot this year where there has not been much to celebrate in the soggy fields of northwest Ohio.last_img read more

Understanding Lenses: Image Stabilization

first_imgImage stabilization is an easy concept to grasp, but the implications of having a more stable image goes far beyond sharp photos.At its core, image stabilization (abbreviated ‘IS’) does exactly what you’d imagine, it compensates for the movement of your camera or lens to produce a more sharp image. There are two very different types of image stabilization offered in modern cameras: lens stabilization and sensor stabilization. While sensor stabilization may be a little easier to understand, the majority of this article will cover lens stabilization, as it is most common in professional camera equipment.Lens StabilizationLens stabilization occurs deep within your camera lens using a system of electromagnets to move internal glass elements. When image stabilization is engaged, your camera will activate these electromagnets and create a “spring-like” suspension system where the glass can absorb camera shake, thus making your still images more sharp and your video more smooth.The internal glass is suspended by electromagnets that act like a spring.While the stabilization concept is exactly the same across every lens brand. Different names for Optical Stabilization include:Canon – Image Stabilization (IS)Nikon – Vibration Reduction (VR)Sigma – Optical Stabilization (OS)Tamron – Vibration Compensation (VC)Leica – MegaOISPentax – Shake Reduction (SR)While the names may be different, all the image stabilization mentioned above all stand for the exact same lens stabilization method.Sensor StabilizationIn Sensor Stabilization the sensor moves to compensate for shake, not the lens.In contrast to lens-based stabilization, sensor stabilization doesn’t rely on moving parts inside the lens. Instead, as the name implies, the physical camera sensor moves to compensate for the shift in movement. Because sensor stabilizers require more room to shift the output image, the lens output (the light projected on the sensor) must be much larger than the sensor itself, meaning this type of stabilization is virtually impossible with full-frame sensors. Olympus and Sony cameras often use sensor stabilization in their cameras. The biggest downside to using sensor based stabilization is that stabilization needs to be adjusted for different lenses. Why is it Important?Image stabilizers are important because they make your image sharper, even at slower shutter speeds. As you may know, an image shot at 1/125 of a second will be more sharp than an image shot at 1/8 of a second. The downside being an image shot at 1/125 of a second it will be 4 stops darker than an image shot at 1/8. However, most lens stabilizers allow users to have the “sharpness equivalent” of a shutter speed 3-4 times slower. For example, a lens with a 4-stop stabilizer shot at 1/8 shutter speed should have the same sharpness as in image shot at 1/125 without image stabilization, but with 16x more light!However, not all lenses allow for 3-4 stops of stabilization. Before you buy your lens check how many stops the stabilizer guarantees, it makes a huge difference.With and without Image Stabilization, Courtesy of B&HHaving the ability to shoot at slower shutter speeds is really important for any photographer. If you were to switch from a lens without image stabilization to a lens with 4-stop image stabilization it would be like going from an f/5.6 lens to an f/1.4!Problems with StabilizersNo matter how steady your hands are there will always be a little camera shake if your holding the camera with your hands, making image stabilizers very useful. But if you were to take your camera, place it on a tripod or table, and leave the image stabilizer on, the stabilizer will still try to stabilize the image even if there is no camera shake. It may result in the lens perpetually stabilizing itself in an endless “feedback loop” which can break the stabilization features in your lens. So be sure you turn off IS if your camera is on a tripod (newer stabilized lenses will automatically shut IS off if they detect the camera is on a tripod).Stay Alert! Anti-Shake vs Image StabilizationAnti-Shake is NOT the same as Image StabilzationSome lower-end camera manufacturers will try to fool their customers into thinking the camera has built-in image stabilization by saying it has “anti-shake” technology or an “ant-blur” mode. In reality these “features” do nothing more than reduce the shutter speed or increase the ISO. While this isn’t a feature in professional cameras, it is more common in lower-end cameras. Always check the detailed feature specs before making a purchase!Mode 1 & Mode 2Mode 2 allows users to blur the background while keeping the subject sharp.While older lenses with stabilizers usually stabilize for panning(left, right) and tilting(up, down), newer lenses are increasingly giving photographers the option to turn off panning stabilization with “mode 2”. In mode 2 the lens will still feature vertical stabilization, but it will allow for panning motion blurring to occur. This is important for photographers that like to shoot shoot pictures of moving objects with a burred background to insinuate speed.Is Image Stabilization Worth It?Having the ability to shoot at a lower shutter speed is extremely important for you as a photographer, but with more stops comes an increased price. In fact, a lens with image stabilization is likely to be almost double the cost of a lens without it. In the end it all comes down to what you are looking for…If you are looking for the most light possible than image stabilization will definitely get you a bigger bang for you buck compared to purchasing a lens with a lower f-stop number. However, if you are wanting a lens that can get you more bokeh or a blurrier background than you might want to purchase a lens with a larger aperture instead. In my personal experience I prefer more light to a blurry background, but it all depends on your shooting style.ConclusionImage stabilization is a extremely important….arguably more important than a low f-stop number. Before you purchase your next lens check and see how many stops of stabilization the lens will offer.If you need a crash course in Aperture or Focal Length check out our other posts in the Understanding Lenses series.ResourcesImage Stabilization – WikipediaImage Stabilization: When to Turn it Off – B&HImage Stabilization – Ken RockwellDid we leave anything out? Have any questions? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Arunachal flags infrastructure deficit

first_imgArunachal Pradesh has asked the 15th Finance Commission to factor in infrastructure deficit and development of areas bordering China and Myanmar for arriving at a ratio of allotment of central tax share to the States.Apart from roads, the focus of the frontier State’s infrastructure is on several major hydropower projects that have either not taken off or are stuck at various stages of construction.According to the Central Electricity Authority’s on January 31 last year, Arunachal Pradesh has 50,328 MW of the country’s total 148,701 MW identified hydropower potential through projects with generating capacity of 25 MW or more. The State has some 140 hydroelectric projects, large and small, awaiting clearance or stuck at various stages of implementation since allotment after the government came out with a hydropower policy in 2007-2008.These projects include the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Project that NHPC started constructing in December 2007. Work on the project stopped in 2011 due to protests by anti-dam activists and NGOs in Assam.In a memorandum to the Commission, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu sought weightage for infrastructure deficit and backward border areas.“Our State faces challenges and offers opportunities in hydro power, infrastructure and tourism” besides education and health, he said. He noted that poor access to remote mountainous areas was leading to rise in prices of commodities.last_img read more

Delhi Grouped With Defending Champions Services as Santosh Trophy Final Round Draw Takes Place

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi will take on the winner of Group A of the South Zone Qualifiers on the opening day of the 74th edition of the Santosh Trophy, which kicks off in Aizawl, Mizoram on January 10, 2020. The final is slated for January 23, 2020.The draw was conducted at AIFF Headquarters, Football House in Dwarka, New Delhi on Friday, wherein AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, Senior Vice-President Subrata Dutta, members of the League Committee including Anil Kumar, Souter Vaz, Chirag Tanna were present on the occasion. Sunando Dhar, CEO I-League, and Isac Doru, AIFF Technical Director were also in attendance. The draw was conducted by Anil Kamat, Director Competitions, AGS, AIFF.Eight teams have already qualified for the final phase and they will be joined by two more teams from the South Zone qualifiers (from the two groups), which kick off on November 5.Defending champions Services have been clubbed with Delhi, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, and winner Group A (South Zone qualifiers) while 32-time champions West Bengal are in Group B along with Punjab, Goa, hosts Mizoram, and Winner Group B (South Zone qualifiers).Group A: Delhi, Services, Jharkhand, Winner Group A (South Zone qualifiers), Meghalaya.Group B: West Bengal, Punjab, Winner Group B (South Zone qualifiers), Goa, Mizoram.The draw is as follows:January 10, 2020:Delhi vs Winner Group A (South Zone Qualifiers).Services vs Jharkhand.January 11, 2020:West Bengal vs Goa.Punjab vs Winner Group B (South Zone Qualifiers).January 12, 2020:Meghalaya vs Jharkhand.Delhi vs Services.January 13, 2020:Mizoram vs Winner Group B (South Zone Qualifiers).West Bengal vs Punjab.January 14, 2020:Group A (South Zone Qualifiers) vs Services.Meghalaya vs Delhi.January 15, 2020:Goa vs Punjab.Mizoram vs West Bengal.January 16, 2020:Jharkhand vs Delhi.Group A (South Zone Qualifiers) vs Meghalaya.January 17, 2020:Winner Group B (South Zone Qualifiers) vs West Bengal.Goa vs Mizoram.January 18, 2020:Services vs Meghalaya.Jharkhand vs Group A (South Zone Qualifiers).June 19, 2020:Punjab vs Mizoram.Winner Group B (South Zone Qualifiers) vs Goa.January 21, 2020 — Semi-finals:Winner of Group A vs Runners-up Group B.Winner of Group B vs Runners-up Group A.January 23, 2020: FINAL aiffdelhifootballGoa First Published: October 25, 2019, 5:27 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more